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What are the geocaching codes?

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I am working on a new puzzle geocache, and I am after the code identifiers that geocaching uses. These can be used to construct a URL directly to a particular item (eg by using https://coord.info/xxxxxxx). Another clue is that these are the codes that tracking IDs may not start with (you will never see a tracking id that starts with GC)

 

For example:

GC - GeoCache - a geocache description

GL - Geocache log - an individual geocache log

TB - Travel Bug - a trackable's description 

TL - Trackable Log - an individual log of a trackable retrieve, visit, etc.

PR - Profile - a player profile (mine is PR5DMHT)

BM - BookMark - an individual list

GT - GeoTour

 

There are also common travelbug tracking codes, such as OC - Oak Coins - I do not need these.

 

Are there any others? Do drafts have one?

 

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Benchmarks’ codes start with two letters and can be used in an url, if you want to count those. 

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You can also use travelbug tracking codes and they will redirect to the TB's main page.

ETA: No sorry, that's my own url hack. Tracking codes don't work on coord.info.

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On 1/9/2020 at 4:47 AM, mustakorppi said:

Benchmarks’ codes start with two letters and can be used in an url, if you want to count those. 

Benchmarks start with what two letters? It's probably not "BM"

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Depending on where you were in the USA, I could share examples of the first two letters in local benchmarks.  However, that does not apply to you. 

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Benchmark prefixes appear to vary by location.  KN in central Utah, HW in central Virginia, NA and LY in upstate New York...I'm sure there's a pattern, but I don't know it.

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